Contract Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 22, 2018
Management was great while I was at UMG. The workspace was fun, but also allowed productive work to happen. The hardest part was the work life balance. There are frequently events after work, not required, depending on your position. It becomes hard to separate work from fun sometimes.
Not the best paid job, but definitely a more fun job.
Voice & Accent Coach (Former Employee) – Paris – May 7, 2018
As all know, Universal Music is a major company. I enjoyed working with them for the time of my contact. I was employed as a voice coach consultant and was pleased by the professionalism I encountered.
Executive Chauffeur (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 10, 2018
worked for the President of the company. Transported him & his family to there destinations daily. Ran errands, made dinner reservations , coordinated theater tickets. set up all maintenance on all vehicles in the private fleet.
SVP Strategic Marketing (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – March 29, 2018
Universal stands out as one of the largest music companies in the world, with many of the top artists on the rosters of the labels, as well as under the publishing arm. However, upper management is not trained to supervise staff. There is a lot of nepotism and subtle racism. Some of the top black artists are still mocked behind closed doors.
It's great for starters and those early in their career. It's always wise to keep your options open at companies like these.
Production Coordinator, E-Commerce (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 14, 2018
Half of the people in the UMG office do all of the work and the other half hang out all day. There is no training program when you start and the departments are very separated (retail vs. tour vs. web). I worked a minimum of 50 hours a week. Luckily, I had great bosses and the work was easy (just too much of it for one person to handle). The rare free concerts and t-shirts were a good addition.
Best run company I ever worked for, I always felt that I was a part of the best.
Network Systems Analyst II (Former Employee) – N Hollywood, CA – February 26, 2018
Terrific workplace filled with a creative culture that inspires the mind. I especially enjoyed mingling with people that were outside my area of responsibility. It's amazing to see how the pieces fit together to drive the business to excellence.
My typical day at UMG would include reading emails, making phone calls and checking statuses of certain projects for my supervisor. The culture is very relaxed and friendly. I learned how to view the music industry under a legal perspective.
Product Manager/A&R (Former Employee) – Universal City, CA – January 4, 2018
Universal comes with all the bells and whistles. I've learned so much business wise there with entertainment. Fortunate to work with so many great and legendary artists. Work hard anywhere and you'll make it on top.